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All Cheerleaders Die

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:55 am
by Rob@Sky
Thinking of seeing All Cheerleaders Die today?

Here's why you'd be absolutely correct to do so:
http://bit.ly/1qsqQeg

Re: All Cheerleaders Die

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:22 am
by FranksWildYears
I think most of us have the sense to avoid looking at potentially-spoiling review threads for the films we haven't yet seen until after we have seen them, so I don't think there's any need to be afraid to post thoughts and opinions here and actually participate in forum discussion (rather than just sticking up endless links to a blog I don't want to click through to when I'm on my phone or frankly, even when I'm on my laptop). That said, I'll be sitting this one out in Discovery anyway.

See also 'The Harvest'.

Re: All Cheerleaders Die

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:39 am
by ChrisReynolds
That review isn't exactly representative of the general reviews ACD has been getting, and having seen it last year at the London Film Festival I would confidently advise that the Short Film showcase or Show Pieces might be better options if you're in screens 5 or 7. It reminded me most of Jennifer's Body.

Re: All Cheerleaders Die

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:05 am
by Rob@Sky
Don't worry Frank, I'm contributing to the discussions. But, this is a great forum for posting full thoughts on movies to an intelligent crowd - and all feedback is welcome...

Chris - yeah, saw the reviews have been lukewarm. I thought there was a lot going on under the surface as well as delivering crowd-pleasing horror comedy. I'm off to Show Pieces this afternoon - can't miss Alan Moore making a rare excursion from Northampton to London.

Re: All Cheerleaders Die

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:32 am
by jonbly
7/10 - pretty good, but a few things misfired. The witch's transformation overnight from loner to hallway strutting felt off, as did Maddy's wildly spinning moral compass.

Re: All Cheerleaders Die

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:44 pm
by Lost Highway
Watchable enough, but a disappointment from Lucky McKee after May and The Woman, which is one of my favourite horror films of the last ten years. It was like The Craft meets Jennifer's Body and felt like a deliberate attempt to make something more commercial but the film wasn't too far from the type of teen horror it appears to satirise. I hope McKee gets back to making something a bit more edgy and grungy after this one.

Re: All Cheerleaders Die

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:40 am
by The Soapmaker
I saw it at last year's London Film Festival and absolutely loved it. I was a bit hesitant to watch it again in case it "lost" something.... but I still loved it, if not quite as much.

Yes, it's not a million miles away from the high school horrors we've seen before, but I think it does undermine the conventions quite cleverly. That opening five minutes of Maddy's home movie - and its abrupt end - is brilliant.

Re: All Cheerleaders Die

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:24 pm
by Alex J
Fun and occasionally effective teen horror that benefitted from a few interesting characters. A little reminiscent of Lucky McKee's earlier effort May. If you don't expect anything too profound then you may find this a reasonably entertaining time-passer. 7 / 10

Re: All Cheerleaders Die

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:53 am
by DJBenz
Bloody awful. Satire or not, it was really lacking in focus and just seemed to meander all over the place. Hated McKee's The Woman too, so he doesn't have a great track record with me. 4/10

Re: All Cheerleaders Die

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:27 pm
by Bearded Avenger
It was essentially a feature length episode of Charmed! That's not a good thing.

Re: All Cheerleaders Die

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:45 pm
by mamawaldi
Loved 'The Woman' so I had high hopes. Unfortunately this was a real let down. Too silly, not funny, sharp of dark enough to work. The cheerleaders before the screening were very good though, so well done them.